James Morris brings three decades of experience in patent prosecution, opinion, and counseling work in the electrical, electromechanical, computer, software, and optical arts to his practice. He works with companies and research institutions in the biomedical, medical device, and bioinformatics fields. He has experience in semiconductors, quantum computing and quantum information technologies, and telecommunications. He works in particular with technologies that lie at the intersection of life sciences and software, such as the application of big data analysis to disease diagnosis and treatment, algorithms for compound identification, and software for analysis and modeling of biological processes. He represents a full spectrum of business entities including multinational companies, medium-size companies, non-profits and research institutions, and individual inventors.
James regularly evaluates other competitors’ technologies and patent portfolios and advises clients on potential risks and opportunities. James also counsels clients with respect to strategic portfolio development and different types of intellectual property protection strategies. He has particular experience in semiconductors, memory, semiconductor manufacturing, MEMS, analog and digital circuits, optical switches, software, electromechanical systems and devices, and computer related inventions.
James has successfully argued a number of cases before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and has also represented clients in mediations and negotiations.
Prior to joining the firm, James worked as an electrical engineer. He held positions as an audio/visual systems designer, hardware design engineer, and research and development engineer. During his engineering career, he designed memory systems and associated control circuits, control systems for presentation facilities, audio and video systems, motor control circuits, and remote digital controllers.
James also worked on image processing and prepress systems and did research on human visual perception in connection with development of electronic color prepress image processing and editing systems.
"James Morris impressed the investigators with his understanding of a very abstract concept."
"James has a great understanding of our business goals."
"We had a technical consultant not able to attend an important meeting, and James just stepped in and explained the technology. He did a bang-up job."
James was previously a member of the firm's Executive Committee. He was also the firm’s first technology specialist in 1988.